'Click Bait': 'Bachelor' Superfan Teddi Mellencamp Makes 'Paradise' Predictions with Tayshia, Joe & Natasha
“Bachelor” superfan Teddi Mellencamp stopped by “Click Bait with Bachelor Nation” to chat with co-hosts Tayshia Adams, Joe Amabile, and Natasha Parker about her hopes for the next season of “Bachelor in Paradise.”
During her interview, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum revealed who she would rather not see on the beaches of Mexico: “The Bachelor” Season 25’s Queen Victoria Larson and “The Bachelorette” Season 16’s Dale Moss.
“Do you guys think the queen is going to be on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’? I really don’t [want to see her]. I really don’t,” Teddi said, noting Victoria’s on-camera behavior, which included cutting remarks made toward multiple women also competing for Matt James’s final rose.
“I think there’s a difference between a polarizing personality and someone who is trying to be polarizing television,” the former Bravo star said.
Teddi also shared why she hopes Dale doesn’t make his way down to “Paradise.” As viewers will recall, the NFL player-turned-model entered into an early engagement with Season 16’s first Bachelorette, Clare Crawley, before breaking up in January. They have since reunited and are rumored to be back together.
“I don’t need to see [Dale’s] curated personality of perfection [on ‘Paradise’]. I’m good. You do you,” Teddi said, adding that she hopes he and Clare are “happy” if they have indeed reconciled. “More power to them.”
Though Season 25 star MJ Snyder notably engaged in hurtful gossip about Brittany Galvin and sparked a feud with Jessenia Cruz, Teddi said she wouldn’t be mad if the hairstylist appeared on “Paradise.”
“I wouldn’t mind seeing MJ on ‘Paradise,’” she said. “I think she could be nice and what we need in ‘Paradise.’”
Meanwhile, Tayshia, Joe, and Natasha had thoughts of their own. The trio predicted which franchise favorites might couple up when “Paradise” eventually resumes.
“I feel like [Kelsey Weir is] really pretty and I think Blake [Horstmann] is cute,” said Tayshia. “Looks-wise, I think they could make a cute couple.”
The co-hosts unanimously agreed that Mike Johnson — who appeared on Season 6 of “Paradise” in 2019 — should give it another go. Natasha said that she could see the “Talking It Out” co-host with several women.
“Remember when we just had our lovely Pieper [James] from this season of ‘The Bachelor’ on ‘Click Bait’ and she dropped some tea and said that she was into Mike?” Natasha recalled. “Then Chelsea [Vaughn] goes on ‘Talking It Out’ and asks Bryan [Abasolo] who he thinks Mike should be with and he drops Bri [Springs]. So, there’s something swirling over here.”
Elsewhere, Joe asked Tayshia — who led the second half of “The Bachelorette” after Clare’s departure and ultimately got engaged to Zac Clark — which of her exes she thinks might be a match for Abigail Heringer.
“Maybe Ivan [Hall], if he decides to go. I think they could be very cute together,” she said. “Mike [Johnson] could be cute with Abigail, too, to be honest with you. I feel like Abigail could be cute with anybody just because she has such a sweet, kind demeanor. She’s just not messy.”
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